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is it possible to create a choice site column that has a display value that actual differs from the real value. as an example i want a site column that displays a list of colours but i want the actual values to be in hex.

column display value | Actual column value
White                  #ffffff
Black                  #1a1a18
Dark Grey              #7b7865
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Not out of the box. You can possibly do something with Jquery/Javascript that will change the values of the choices on a NewForm.aspx page. I would say that the values can be the hex, and upon a new form, then javascript would be the answer to change those hex values into something readable by end-users. This article might point you to the right direction:

Another answer would be to create your own webpart that would read the hex values and translate them into a readable text to end-users..

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